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 Post subject: Tyre Shaving Help
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:09 pm 
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Good evening.

What is the best way to trim or shave the lugs on a tyre please?

I have some side lugs that need trimming back to give clearance on a seat stay.

Many thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Tyre Shaving Help
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:12 pm 
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Would that be safe?!


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 Post subject: Re: Tyre Shaving Help
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:13 pm 
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you might end up travelling sideyways fairly often. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Tyre Shaving Help
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:15 pm 
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I will watch this post with interest! Shaving Tyres sounds like a really bad death metal band. My guess would be to blow the said tyre up really hard then somehow move it in to one of those ham slicing machines that they used to have in butchers shops.


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 Post subject: Re: Tyre Shaving Help
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:19 pm 
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Vice - assistant to crank wheel top ring - angle grinder - goggles - steady hand - 2-3 revolutions.


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 Post subject: Re: Tyre Shaving Help
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:21 am 
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I did it with a Stanley knife, got sore hands but it worked 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Tyre Shaving Help
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:29 am 
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Cutting tires is simple. Cut grooves in slicks all the time for supermoto. Always use a dedicated electric tire cutter, but the principle to take a few side knobs off a MTB tire is the same. Very sharp, very hot blade.


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 Post subject: Re: Tyre Shaving Help
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:53 am 
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If you haven't got a hot knife, use a sharp serrated blade. Much easier and safer than a plain blade on rubber.


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 Post subject: Re: Tyre Shaving Help
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:58 am 
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Stanley knife
Remember to cut TOWARDS yourself as this allows you the best control. Dont rush and dont use too much force. A sharp new blade which probably costs thruppence is a must and even consider swopping it (after turning it) for a new sharp blade after say doing 1/2 a tyre :?

When im cutting some veneers ,especially the bloody expensive stuff i will change the scalpel blade every 4 or 5 cuts.


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 Post subject: Re: Tyre Shaving Help
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:07 am 
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Thanks for the advice. Stanley I have, but a hot knife sounds like a good idea. I will see if I can DIY one.


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